Zahara is back with a bang
PIC: Zahara Instagram Page
She made waves with her previous
albums Loliwe, Phendula and Country Girl, but now singer Zahara has a new music
for fans to enjoy. DRUM chats to the award-winning Afro-soul sensation on her
new album, leaving TS Records and what’s next for her.
did you branch away from TS Records?
There is absolutely no bad blood. TK
and Nhlanhla Nciza are like my parents. I can explain the transition like this:
you take a child to school, all the way through university and then you have to
let them go and fend for themselves.
have you been surviving after that?
I’ve have been well. God is good.
your experience at Warner Music South Africa so far.
I’m treated like a Queen; they are
now like family to me.
long are you planning to stay with them?
As long as God allows.
releasing your Loliwe album, you were quiet for a while. But then you came back
with another chart topper, Phendula, and later Country Girl. What is your
secret when it comes to making great music?
There is no secret. I tell a story
that people have been waiting for. I
always tell a story with my music.
is your new album, Mgodi, different from the other albums you released – what
can fans expect?
My fans can expect my story. I grow
and mature with each album. They can also expect features from [American
saxophonist] Kirk Whalum as well as contributions by my new artist Sivuyile,
who is signed under Music Lives Here Records. There are also some features from
my sisters, the Mkutukana sisters.
gone gold in six hours with Mgodi, how do you feel about that?
I’m elated, so happy and so very
it comes to leaving a legacy, what is your biggest fear?
My biggest fear is not being
remembered as the girl next door who changed people’s lives.
message to your fans and other aspiring musicians . . .
Be yourself. Full stop.